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It is my privilege to tell you that the legendary John Seigenthaler will be joining us Oct. 1 at our Jackson Day Dinner in Nashville at the Bicentennial Mall.
As you may have heard, the Tennessee Democratic Party is paying tribute to Governor Ned Ray McWherter at this year’s Jackson Day Dinner. Gov. McWherter was a determined and dedicated Democratic leader who went to work for Tennesseans, expanding opportunity through investments in schools, health care and jobs.
Seigenthaler was a personal friend of the governor and we are thrilled to have him speak during our Jackson Day tribute to Ned McWherter.
In his lifetime of progressive work, Seigenthaler has served as an assistant to Robert F. Kennedy, aided the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Ala. and was the longtime editor of The Tennessean until his retirement in 1991. That same year, he founded the First Amendment Center with the mission of creating national discussion, dialogue and debate about First Amendment rights and values.
Like McWherter, John Seigenthaler is a true Tennessee treasure.
Our Jackson Day Dinner is a celebration of who we are as Democrats—especially this year as we salute one of our state’s greatest home-grown Democrats, Ned McWherter. As a valuable part of the Tennessee Democratic Party, we hope you can attend.
Chairman, Tennessee Democratic Party
The TNDP internship is a great place to start a career in politics. Take it from Andrew Daly, a former TNDP intern, who worked as a campaign manager in the 2010 midterm elections.
This is a unique opportunity for hard-working, passionate student leaders to gain real life, hands-on experience in Tennessee politics, strengthen their understanding of the political process and prepare for future political opportunities. It’s also a great way to form lasting connections and memories.
The Tennessee Democratic Party offers internships in the following departments:Communications, Field Work, Finance, Operations, and Data Management. The Tennessee Democratic Party is also seeking interns with expertise in graphic design, web development and digital video editing.
Students wishing to obtain course credit should contact their respective college or university to determine whether credit is possible and what requirements are necessary. Students are responsible for submitting all paperwork and fulfilling all school requirements. All internships with the TNDP are unpaid.
If you know a high school, college student or a recent graduate, please share this email with them.
Contact Elizabeth Crews at (615) 327-9779 if you have any questions.
Thank you for your help in giving talented young Tennesseans the chance to realize their dreams and make a difference for their communities.
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester congratulates Roane County native and long-time Democrat Nancy-Ann DeParle for being promoted to President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff.
DeParle, a University of Tennessee graduate, previously served the president as the director of the White House Office of Health Care Reform. DeParle also was the director of the Health Care Financing Administration under former President Bill Clinton.
“Ms. DeParle has a wealth of experience in government and thoroughly understands the intricacies of policy debates,” Forrester said. “In fact, she helped former Gov. Ned Ray McWherter make this state a better place to live and raise a family when she led Tennessee’s Department of Human Services before heading to Washington, D.C.
“President Obama certainly has chosen a highly intelligent and very capable person to help him shape a legislative agenda that will move this country forward and better our society. All Tennesseans can be proud of the dedicated service Ms. DeParle has provided this state and this nation.
“I am confident Ms. DeParle will give good and wise counsel to the president in her new role,” Forrester added.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester vowed he would continue to hold
Republicans’ feet to the fire on behalf of Tennesseans who struggle to provide a better life for their
families during his next two-year term at the party’s helm.
He also promised to unify Tennessee Democrats for the hard work ahead to regain majorities in the
state’s General Assembly and its congressional delegation. Forrester won re-election as party chairman
on Saturday after a spirited campaign among two other candidates, whom he said he looks forward
working with in unifying and moving the party forward.
“Each one of them should be thanked by all Tennessee Democrats for their desire to help this party
and this state,” Forrester said of Matt Kuhn and Wade Munday. “We have much to do in the next two
years to ensure we elect Democrats who will work tirelessly to ensure our communities have good jobs,
effective schools and a quality of life each of us deserve.
“Tennessee Democrats care about our communities and the people who live in them. Too often we
overlook the less fortunate among us. We cannot forget those who get left behind in the progress of
“It’s our job as Democrats to ensure everyone has an opportunity to succeed, and we can only do that
if we fight for our principles and have selfless leaders and elected officials who fight for those same
principles. Matt and Wade have shown they are Democrats who will go to the mat for their principles,”
Forrester received 38 votes from then party’s executive committee, which selects the chairman every
two years. Kuhn received 17 votes, and Munday received 10. Forrester said he was committed to
involving all interested Democrats in the electoral process.
“I am honored and humbled by the support that I received from the state executive committee in my
bid for re-election as chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party,” he said. “But I am also pleased that, in
this race for chair, we had challengers who brought energy, enthusiasm and new ideas to be discussed.
Young Democrats are the future of our party, and I am pleased these challengers stepped up to offer
themselves for service to our party.
“My number one objective is to unify our party. I honor and respect those on the executive committee
who did not support me and will work to make them an integral part of moving this party and our state
forward,” Forrester added.